“For the rest of her life people will look at her and think, ‘Oh, that’s the woman who put children in cages.’”
She tried to appear to have not a care in the world.
"I'm on my way to keep doing what I can for the next few days," Nielsen told reporters. Her "resignation" was originally effective immediately as Trump tweeted, but hours later she announced she would stay through Wednesday to assure a "smooth transition."
Outgoing DHS Sec. Nielsen thanks Pres. Trump for "the tremendous opportunity to serve this country"
"I share the president's goal of securing the border. I will continue to support all efforts to address the humanitarian and security crisis on the border" https://t.co/KQfe27hGY4 pic.twitter.com/ipzTGk1LXJ
— ABC News (@ABC) April 8, 2019
Nielsen appeared as a loyal soldier, not offering any disagreement with Trump's policy demands, including as Americans have now learned that he was pressuring her to break the law by restarting the program to separate migrant children from families.
Sec. Nielsen's tenure will go down as the worst in the short history of the Dept. of Homeland Security. There are active efforts to ensure she does not land a cushy corporate job.
Washingtonian Today reports Nielsen "was spotted at the Hummingbird Bar & Kitchen in Old Town Alexandria as news broke last night." Politico adds she "was with an entourage, seated at an outdoor table."
Despite her efforts to enjoy her new life, many are working hard to ensure her actions of separating children from their families and caging them do not go unforgotten.
Best of luck to Kirstjen Nielsen. I’m not sure where you’ll get hired with a resume that includes “locking kids in cages.” I’m kidding, good luck at Fox News.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 8, 2019
OK, WELL. If anyone thinks it's REMOTELY appropriate to be talking about forgiveness with Kirstjen Nielsen, let me completely and utterly disabuse you of that.
She has done nothing to merit forgiveness, and we, the public, are not entitled to forgive her.
A thread. 1/x https://t.co/uhGfWv4NMu
— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) April 8, 2019
.@JeffreyToobin calls Trump “the great reputation killer.”
Kirstjen Nielsen “was a reasonably admired bureaucrat. For the rest of her life people will look at her and think, ‘Oh, that’s the woman who put children in cages.’” https://t.co/LSkSsWzjTF pic.twitter.com/rCKeMObkzZ
— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) April 8, 2019
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